Articles from The British Woodworking Federation (BWF)

Gowercroft apprentices seize the window of opportunity #NAW2019

Alfreton-based Gowercroft Joinery is recognised by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) as one of its many members who are champions of National Apprentice Week (March 4th – 8th) thanks to its successful apprentice programme.

Award-winning apprentice helps Middlesbrough firm plug the skills gap

British Woodworking Federation member ERW Joinery champions #NationalApprenticeshipWeek #NAW2020 Since he decided to undertake a woodworking apprenticeship, Bailey Donkin of Middlesbrough-based firm ERW Joinery, has won a national industry award and developed the skills and expertise that have set him on his way to a long and successful career in the woodworking and joinery manufacturing industry.

Woodworking apprenticeship sets joiner on path to bright career

Holmesfield-based British Woodworking Federation member, Tom Pearson & Sons, champions #NationalApprenticeshipWeek

Woodworking apprenticeship was the right route for talented designer

British Woodworking Federation @BritWoodFed member Building Crafts College @thebcc_london, and #apprentice Indira Esser-Dunbar, champion #NationalApprenticeshipWeek As a highly-talented product design student at school, Indira Esser-Dunbar faced a major decision: study at a top university or take an apprenticeship related to the woodworking and joinery industry where she wanted to forge a career, and develop her skills on the job.

The Value Of #Apprenticeships – A Foundation For Success #NAW2019

Amarjit Binji, managing director of Corby-based joinery firm AJB Group, started his career as a woodworking apprentice, which gave him the drive and enthusiasm to set up his own successful company.

Family business overcomes skills shortage thanks to tenacious apprentice #NAW19

J Dixon & Sons is a small family-owned business that, until a few years ago, had no plans to employ an apprentice.

#BlazeATrail From School Leaver To Workshop Foreman

Joinery workshop foreman, Beau Hewlett, started at Oxfordshire firm Gelder Joinery at an early age after leaving school before finishing his GCSEs. He soon found that a woodworking apprenticeship would put his life on a more successful path.


The construction industry accounts for 7% of all apprenticeships in the UK, and the woodworking sector has one of the highest ratios of apprentices in the UK economy. As supporters of #NAW2019 National Apprenticeship Week (4 – 8 March 2019) the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) and its members are sharing their insight into why apprentices are vital to the woodworking industry and the varied careers available to today’s apprentices.

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